Jackson, Ohio is a small town two hours east of Cincinnati, but they feature a big-time linebacker prospect in the class of 2015. 6-foot-2, 235-pound Reagan Williams picked up his first two scholarship offers this month from Kent State and Ohio.
"At my high school I think I am the first [rising] junior to be recruited this early," Williams said. "I'm definitely proud to represent where I'm from and it's exciting.
"I like both of those programs. My mom and my grandpa went to Ohio University so I have some contacts there. Then, the coaching staff at Kent State is just amazing. I have nothing but good things to say about them."
Williams is also receiving strong interest from BCS schools, and he attended camps at several of those programs in recent weeks.
"I just got back from Penn State yesterday, actually. It was all positive," Williams said. "Coach Vandy [Ron Vanderlinden] is a really good guy, and probably the best linebacker coach I have met so far. He really knows his stuff.
"It was definitely some good, positive feedback I got. I got to tour the facility afterward, and their facilities are awesome."
Northwestern, Ohio State and Cincinnati also hosted Williams for camps this month. The Buckeyes were the team he followed growing up, and he was encouraged by their interest after camping in Columbus.
"That was the most positive feedback I've gotten," Williams said. "I originally went there to work at defensive end, then halfway through the camp they pulled me up to work with [linebackers] coach [Luke] Fickell."
The next camp Williams has planned will be to Tennessee on July 20. In the meantime, he continues to cultivate relationships with the coaching staffs at schools he camped with this month.
"I keep in close touch with all those teams," he said. "I call the coaches about once a week and they have all invited me to see games this fall. They want to see tape from the first half of my junior year, then we'll see where it goes from there."